Arion Pedals?

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  1. Shae201

    Shae201 Well-Known Member

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    I ordered an Arion Tubulator on a whim to see if TS tone could be had for under $50. Any users have experience with Arion or this pedal particularly?
     
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    I've got an old Arion Flanger. It feels like a plastic toy, but it sounds pretty good
     
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    Shae201 Well-Known Member

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    Thats seems to be the general consensus everywhere else.
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I have this.

    It's stock except for the knobs.

    I paid $29.00 for it.

    The plastic shell is crap.

     
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    I found this clip on youtube.
    Based off this demo it sounds a little bit more natural, has its own thing going on. The Ibanez is a bit more in your face statement type tone. Both are good.

    I like what I'm hearing in this clip of the Arion Tubulator..:dude:

    Be great to hear a clip from you when you get it. Let us know what you come up with tone wise.



     
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    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    I think it sounds fine.

    Its definitely not built like a Boss pedal..LOL
     
  7. Shae201

    Shae201 Well-Known Member

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    I can do that. I can compare it to a silver archer, ts808 RI and a Nutube TS.
     
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    The HW TS has a bit more grit but at the price I paid, I may even mod it.
     
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    Shae201 Well-Known Member

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    Just got the Tubulator in. Wow!!! For $45, I like it better than the TS808 RI and it competes head to head with the Nutube TS. Standby for audio clips of comparison.
     
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    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    Looks Awesome! :dude:

    Looking forward to your review!
     
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    children toys at best.
     
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  13. Shae201

    Shae201 Well-Known Member

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    Arion: "I dont understand, we used the same parts as a tube sccreamer but some guitarist say their toys and sound awful. Well, we will swap it out for a $3 metal case and charge and extra $100 for it."

    Guitarist: "Oh my god this thing sounds totally different. It has officially kicked my Tubescreamer off the pedalboard.

    The perfect example of the placebo effect. It has infected some guitarist but not all.
     
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    :funny:



     
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    Shae201 Well-Known Member

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    Aww its such a kids toy but yet sounds so good. Must resist unless I pay $200 or more. Dammit, I'll just paint it baby blue and pretend I paid $200. Awwww all better now.
     
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    I had a bunch of them in the early 80s. The chorus was terrific, and the delay was one of the best old school delays I ever used. Plastic cases yes but they were pretty good sound wise. Imo They shouldn't be lumped in with the other plastic cased pedals.
     
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    They seem like plastic junk but these old MIJ Arion pedals sound amazing and are stupid cheap. I picked up a SFL-1 Flanger for $35 and was shocked by how good it sounds.
     
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    The plastic housing is ridiculous and a bad call on Arions part but the guts are good.
     
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    I remember Vinnie Moore having an Arion delay pedal on his board for a long time so they can't really be all that bad.
     
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    Their 80s(?) Chorus is fairly legendary. I've read a few articles with famous players who've had the guts extracted and put into a more reliable housing.
     
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